Chocolate-Cherry Cola Cake

Recipe by True Texas
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READY IN: 1hr 3mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 1
    (18 ounce) box betty crocker super moist devil's food cake mix
  • 1
    cup cherry cola, carbonated beverage
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1
    (12 ounce) container betty crocker whipped vanilla frosting
  • 24
    maraschino cherries, with stems well drained, if desired (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Chop cherries, set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup reserved liquid with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, beat 2 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped cherries. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 35 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme until smooth. Frost cake. Top each piece with 2 cherries.
  • Note:
  • For chocolate-dipped cherries, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoons shortening in microwave; stir. Dip well-drained cherries with stems into chocolate; refrigerate to set.
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